Mineral Building Traditions in the Himalayas

Mineral Building Traditions in the Himalayas
Author: Hubert Feiglstorfer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 3110591332
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Building Traditions in the Himalayas Book Excerpt:

Mineral building materials and regionally related methods of processing are an essential part of building culture throughout the Himalayas. Based on transregional knowledge transfer, raw materials have been able to find an ecologically and economically optimised destiny in particular local applications. For this study, samples were collected as raw material or originated from certain building components. Samples were analysed according to their material properties and architectural application. Traditional building techniques were examined and their correlation with traceable material qualities studied. Clay-specific properties such as colour, grain size distribution, grain shape, hardness, plasticity, organic additives, or bulk and clay mineral properties were used as comparative parameters. This study gives fresh insight into the interaction between technical requirements, environmental resources and material implementation. It is the first scientific approach in studying the Himalayan earthen heritage in a wide scope and connecting material research and cultural heritage from various perspectives - in particular archaeology, architecture, research on materials and building techniques.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Federal Regulations Book Excerpt:

Olin s Construction

Olin s Construction
Author: H. Leslie Simmons
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN: 1118067053
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olin s Construction Book Excerpt:

Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction! For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.

Green Building with Concrete

Green Building with Concrete
Author: Gajanan M. Sabnis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN: 1439812977
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building with Concrete Book Excerpt:

With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction surveys the material’s history in the green building movement and presents state-of-the-art methodologies and best practices. From the manufacturing of cement to the rehabilitation of concrete, this comprehensive book explains how concrete can be used for sustainable design and construction. It offers insight into new technological and social developments guiding the introduction of green buildings and examines the attributes that concrete has to offer the green building movement. The text also highlights research on economic analysis—particularly life cycle costing—to provide a full picture of the economic benefits of concrete. Expert contributors from around the world offer diverse viewpoints on global sustainability. Topics covered include: Principles of sustainable design Benefits of concrete’s thermal mass Mitigation of urban heat island effects Surface runoff and the application of pervious concrete for sidewalks and parking areas Reduction of construction waste Leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) standards Emphasizing environmental impact and occupational and consumer health and safety, this book explains how to make the most of concrete in sustainable design. Written for university and concrete industry continuing education courses, it also serves as a reference for building owners and industry professionals who recognize the value of green building.

Building Products for the Enterprise

Building Products for the Enterprise
Author: Blair Reeves,Benjamin Gaines
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 1492024732
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Products for the Enterprise Book Excerpt:

If you’re new to software product management or just want to learn more about it, there’s plenty of advice available—but most of it is geared toward consumer products. Creating high-quality software for the enterprise involves a much different set of challenges. In this practical book, two expert product managers provide straightforward guidance for people looking to join the thriving enterprise market. Authors Blair Reeves and Benjamin Gaines explain critical differences between enterprise and consumer products, and deliver strategies for overcoming challenges when building for the enterprise. You’ll learn how to cultivate knowledge of your organization, the products you build, and the industry you serve. Explore why: Identifying customer vs user problems is an enterprise project manager’s main challenge Effective collaboration requires in-depth knowledge of the organization Analyzing data is key to understanding why users buy and retain your product Having experience in the industry you’re building products for is valuable Product longevity depends on knowing where the industry isheaded

Building Materials

Building Materials
Author: Katie Lloyd Thomas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1350176249
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Materials Book Excerpt:

At a time of unprecedented levels of change in the production of building materials and their deployment in construction, better theoretical and historical tools are needed to understand these new developments and how they are altering the practices and concepts of architecture. Building Materials offers a radical rethink of how materials, as they are constituted in architectural practice, are themselves constructed and, in turn, uncovers a vast and neglected resource of architectural writing about materials as they are mobilized in architecture. The book is unique in conceiving architectural specification as a starting point for architectural theory, arguing that how materials are prescribed - through a range of practices from the literal processes of procurement and manufacture to epistemological, contractual, social and economic frameworks - radically alters their potential in architecture. Drawing on the work of French philosopher Gilbert Simondon, as well as close readings of everyday specifications from the 18th to 21st centuries, the book reveals that materials do not pre-exist their shaping or use in the world, but come into being through the processes that constitute them. The book addresses three distinct methods of specification each through the lens of a different material – 'naming' through timber, 'process-based' through concrete, and 'performance specification' through glass – in turn revealing how the process of architectural specification (or 'Preliminary Operations' as Simondon puts it) allows for the development of specific relationships between material and function.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America Book Excerpt:

The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Managing Product Managing Tension

Managing Product  Managing Tension
Author: Marc Abraham
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 1839521961
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Product Managing Tension Book Excerpt:

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON THE CHALLENGING NATURE OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENTWhen consumers use a product or a service, the experience generates an emotion. For those of us who create products or services, our primary focus is on the customer, helping them achieve their desired outcome and attempting to stimulate positive customer emotions. However, in our relentless pursuit of satisfying customer needs, many product people or "e;makers"e; fail to spend enough time reflecting and managing our own emotions. "e;Managing Product = Managing Tension"e; brings the pressures and unknowns inherent in managing products to the fore and offers practical solutions about how to harness them - ultimately turning them to your advantage in order to help develop world-class products.www.marcabraham.com

2018 CFR Annual Print Title 40 Protection of Environment Part 63 63 1440 to 63 6175

2018 CFR Annual Print Title 40 Protection of Environment   Part 63   63 1440 to 63 6175
Author: Office of The Federal Register
Publsiher: IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing
Total Pages: 1159
Release: 2018-07-01
ISBN: 1640244034
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2018 CFR Annual Print Title 40 Protection of Environment Part 63 63 1440 to 63 6175 Book Excerpt:

(Volume 14) Part 63 ( 63.1440 to 63.6175)

Green Building Products

Green Building Products
Author: Alex Wilson,Mark Piepkorn
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1550923862
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Products Book Excerpt:

Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful, and efficient. In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations and what to look for in a green product. Over 40 percent revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include: Sitework and landscaping Outdoor structures Decking Foundations, footers, and slabs Structural systems and components Sheathing Exterior finish and trim Roofing Doors and windows Insulation Flooring and floor coverings Interior finish and trim Caulks and adhesives Paints and coatings Mechanical systems/HVAC Plumbing, electrical, and lighting Appliances Furniture and furnishings Renewable energy Distributors and retailers An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes. Editor Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, an authoritative source for information on environmentally responsible design and construction, which also publishes Environmental Building News. Co-editor Mark Piepkorn has extensive experience with natural and traditional building methods.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture  Engineering and Construction
Author: Z. Turk,R. Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 9789058095077
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive review of research related to construction informatics, with a particular focus on the related 5th framework EU projects on product and process technology and the implementation of the new economy technologies and business models in the construction industry.

Matter

Matter
Author: Peter Sheahan,Julie Williamson
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1941631770
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matter Book Excerpt:

People want to buy from, work for, and partner with companies that matter. So how do you build a company that matters? Companies and people that matter have successfully become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of their customers, their employees, and their communities. They elevate themselves by consistently finding ways to solve the most pressing needs their markets face. The result? They create more value year after year and build a sustainable, differentiated organization. In Matter, Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson show you how to identify the place where you can create the most value—your edge of disruption—at the intersection of old and new, where your existing profits, reach, and reputation enable you to create the markets of the future. This is the place where the most important problems are solved and where the fewest people can solve them. Your edge of disruption is where your opportunity to matter is found. Matter uses extensive case studies of real companies that have successfully become the obvious choice in their markets—from high-profile corporations like Adobe and Burberry to lesser-known brands like Littlefield and BlueShore Financial. Their stories define innovative and impactful approaches to business that you can use to influence and partner with the right customers and clients to win in our radically changing world. Through their journeys, you will find the inspiration and courage to lean in to complexity and solve the higher value problems that matter most. Don't just read this book—use it to identify and act on opportunities to create the most value and accelerate your own journey to becoming a person and a company that matters.

Structural Bearings

Structural Bearings
Author: Helmut Eggert,Wolfgang Kauschke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2002-08-23
ISBN: 9783433012383
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Bearings Book Excerpt:

Bearings are used in the construction of bridges, for the distribution of loads between different elements and for compensating stresses. This volume describes their construction, function, calculation and applications, and is supplemented by normative regulations and research results. The book takes account of EN 1337 standards, which are binding on a European level. It also takes into account the latest experiences gained in practice as well as on the basis of recent tests, and includes examples for the correct placing of bearings and dampers.

Building Products and Construction Equipment

Building Products and Construction Equipment
Author: United States. Office of International Marketing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Products and Construction Equipment Book Excerpt:

Strategies for Circular Economy and Cross sectoral Exchanges for Sustainable Building Products

Strategies for Circular Economy and Cross sectoral Exchanges for Sustainable Building Products
Author: Marco Migliore,Cinzia Talamo,Giancarlo Paganin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 3030303187
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Circular Economy and Cross sectoral Exchanges for Sustainable Building Products Book Excerpt:

This book offers a valuable tool for understanding current efforts to promote the reuse and enhancement of pre-consumer waste in the development of new products for the construction sector, as well as the financial and regulatory tools being used to support this trend. It explores the vast and complex topic of the circular economy from the perspective of strategies for the reuse/recycling of waste, and develops a number of key premises: waste reuse/recycling must be considered using a logic of cross-sectoriality, recognizing the need to enhance the “dialogue” between different sectors; pre-consumer waste is particularly interesting for the recycling market because the construction sector can reduce its environmental impacts by enhancing its capacity to use secondary raw materials and by-products from other sectors; and lastly, the manufacturing sector is currently experimenting with promising forms of reducing/recycling pre-consumer waste and is at the same time providing by-products that can be used in other production chains. As such, the book offers a valuable asset for professionals who are interested in sustainability in construction, and in the study of construction products; however, it will be equally useful for local decision-makers tasked with implementing development policies and innovations in the industrial sector.

Federal Trade Commission Oversight

Federal Trade Commission Oversight
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federal Trade Commission Oversight Book Excerpt:

Federal Trade Commission Oversight Hearings Before 93 2 March 1 7 14 May 9 1974

Federal Trade Commission Oversight  Hearings Before      93 2  March 1  7  14  May 9  1974
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federal Trade Commission Oversight Hearings Before 93 2 March 1 7 14 May 9 1974 Book Excerpt:

Insulating Modernism

Insulating Modernism
Author: Kiel Moe
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 3038213217
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insulating Modernism Book Excerpt:

What is the best way to consider energy in buildings? For over a century, the building industry has largely focused on ideas of insulation and isolation for its energetic practices. A growing movement of designers claim that other concepts and practices are required for the non-isolated energy systems of architecture. This book describes the history, theory and facts of the mainstream isolation technologies and the emerging alternative design approaches. It is a book on the scientific, material, and design history of building isolation; but more importantly, it is a book on isolated and non-isolated perspectives on energy in architecture. Written by a registered practicing architect with detailed technical knowledge, who is at the same time a researcher and experienced teacher, the aim is to understand the different scientific, architectural and cultural approaches to energy and to promote a non-isolated perspective: a thermodynamically accurate, ecologically powerful, culturally relevant, and architecturally ambitious perspective on energy in architecture.

Sustainaspeak

Sustainaspeak
Author: Elizabeth Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1351981730
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainaspeak Book Excerpt:

Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping. What does it all mean? The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging, particularly to those new to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient design strategies that are needed today. Definitions of over two hundred terms with further sources. Clearly cross-referenced with Sustainaspeak, Theoryspeak, and Archispeak terms. Illustrated throughout with sustainable award-winning buildings by e.g. Behnisch, Brooks + Scarpa, EHDD, KieranTimberlake, Lake|Flato, Leddy Mahtum Stacy, SmithGroup, Perkins+Will, ZGF, VMDO, and McDonough + Partners. Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms provides a current guide to the sustainable design strategies, terms, and practices needed for the next generation of designers, architects, students, and community leaders to design a carbon-neutral world for future generations.

Federal Trade Commission Decisions

Federal Trade Commission Decisions
Author: United States. Federal Trade Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2136
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Competition, Unfair
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federal Trade Commission Decisions Book Excerpt: